The Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Program provides a high quality, safe, convenient, recreational childcare environment for children regardless of ability.

 

The Y Club incorporates nine defined components as a way to intentionally foster holistic youth development through a range of activities focused on helping youth achieve, build relationships and feel like they belong, all while having fun! Open communication and collaboration with the school regarding your child’s behavior and individual needs will be ongoing.

  • State Licensed for ages 5 through 12 years
  • Conveniently located at your child’s school near you
  • Offered as early as 6:30 am; as late as 6 pm
  • Trained, caring, professional staff
  • Activities focused on fun, learning, and developing a positive self-image

Our Philosophy

  • To provide quality care for children, regardless of socio/economic background
  • To support and strengthen the family unit
  • To help children develop to their fullest potential
  • To deliver the program in a positive Y environment of safety, support and care.
  • To ensure and enforce a zero tolerance policy regarding Child Abuse and Neglect

Y afterschool programs foster each child's cognitive, social-emotional and physical development through opportunities and experiences which focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging.

The planning of each activity is offered in a physically and emotionally safe environment consistent with evidence-based principles of youth development: each child is encouraged to develop at his or her own unique rate by encouraging skill development and frequent leadership opportunities.

Parents say:

"Knowing my child is safe before/after school has been paramount. I think it has also encouraged my child to be more physically active than she would be at home"

"Great staff and I love that it's onsite at our son's school as well as the variety of activities/healthy snacks that are offered."

"I appreciate having time to complete homework, having positive relationships with caring adults, having time to play with her friends in a safe and supportive environment."

Contact Us

Cheryl Roe 
District Director of Child Care
314-644-3100 ext 237

 

Registration Information

The non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee must be paid to hold your space.

Reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit, and submit necessary forms for 3rd party payments or financial assistance.

To guarantee attendance on the first day of school, you must register at least two weeks prior to that date. Registration is first come, first served and space is limited. To comply with state licensing regulations, additional enrollment forms are required.

Please note that children will not be able to attend child care programs until written or verbal confirmation is received from the YMCA.

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Inclement Weather

Before and After School cares follows the school inclement weather schedule.  If school dismisses early due to inclement weather, the Y Club will not be available at the school or at the South City Y. Please check the South City Family YMCA for branch closing information.

Parent Handbook

 

The Gateway Region YMCA Parent Handbook will assist you in understanding the philosophy, policies, and procedures of our Child Care Programs. Please read the handbook carefully and retain it for future reference.

 

Parent Handbook

4531 Weber Rd
St. Louis, MO 63123

Our Y Club program at Bayless Elementary offers before and after school care for ages 5 -12 weekdays following the Bayless School District calendar.

For more information:
Cheryl Roe 
District Director of Child Care
314-644-3100 ext 237

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5031 Potomac St
St. Louis, MO 63139

Our Y Club program at Kennard Classical Junior Academy offers before and after school care for ages 5 - 12 weekdays following the Saint Louis Public School District calendar.

For more information:
Cheryl Roe 
District Director of Child Care
314-644-3100 ext 237

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1130 North Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63113

The start and end dates will be determined by the school's calendar. Please confirm additional details with your Y branch.

For more information:
Cheryl Roe 
District Director of Child Care
314-644-3100 ext 237

Register Now

6020 Pernod Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139

Our Y Club program at Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction offers before and after school care for ages 5 - 12 weekdays following the Saint Louis Public School District calendar. We also offer before and after school care for PreK students ages 3 - 5. 

For more information:
Cheryl Roe 
District Director of Child Care
314-644-3100 ext 237

Register Now

Begin Your Career in Child Care

If you have talent, knowledge, and passion for working with children - and you want to work in an organization where you will be rewarded with opportunities to serve, it's time to learn more about what the Gateway Region YMCA has to offer.